The Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) 2023 exhibition and conference held recently in Amsterdam, the Netherlands attracted a record number of visitors and exhibitors from across Europe and more than 80 different countries internationally. With over 320 exhibiting companies and over 75 conference speakers in two theatres, the show saw a huge 80% increase in total visitor attendance to more than 8,500. Unique in Europe, PRSE brings together key players from the plastics and recycling sectors to showcase innovative technology, share best practice, network and do business. A broad cross-section of the industry is represented at the event including plastics recycling machinery and equipment suppliers, plastic material suppliers and compounders, pre-processors, mechanical and chemical plastics recyclers, waste management specialists and industry associations.
Comments on the exhibition:
“PRSE has grown year on year and the success of our seventh edition has been amazing. We are seeing so many more visitors, and more exhibitors who bring with them truly innovative solutions and ideas about plastic recycling,” said Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe. “Everybody here is working hard towards creating a more sustainable world, where plastics never become waste because they are recycled again and again.”
“The success of PRSE 2023 has exceeded our expectations to make it by far the largest event of its kind in Europe and the only one that focuses exclusively on making plastics circular,” added Matt Barber, PRSE Event Director at Crain Communications. “For the first time this year we expanded into a second hall at the RAI and we still sold out of space in Halls 11 and 12 long before the event opened. For 2024 we will expand further by adding Hall 10.”
“I have learned a lot about the dynamic plastic recycling sector,” said Wolfgang Trunk, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for the Environment, European Commission when visiting the show. “I have talked here to people who say we are already doing things today that three years ago were not even imaginable. It is important to come here for a regular update and to experience the whole scene.”